Category Archives: 3rd Party Lens

First Look at Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 AF Speed

It’s still unclear if the new Tamron will live up to their claims about image quality fully, but at least the AF performance seems to be spot on. David Oastler does a good job of showing the AF and AF eye tracking performance. He claims that it is as good as any Sony lens currently produced. […]

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Tamron Won’t Be Able To For-Fill All 28-75mm Di III RXD Orders Initially

Notice May 10, 2018 Tamron Corporation “28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD (Model A 036)” Apology and announcement regarding supply Thank you very much for your continued patronage of Tamron products. With the new product “28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD (Model A 036)” planned to be launched on Thursday, May […]

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New Meike 50mm f/1.7 For E-Mount

Meike quietly listed their 50mm f/1.7 For E-Mount on Amazon the other day. This is a FE (Full Frame) Lens. Fixed focal length 50mm, Maximum aperture of 1.7 delivers smooth bokeh, fit Close-up/portrait photo photography Lens construction is 6 elements in 5 groups, multi-layer coatings Minimum focusing distance of 0.5m, Full-frame Visual angle: diagonal 46.5° horizontal 39.2° […]

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Sigma ART 70mm F 2.8 DG MACRO Pricing and Preorders Expected Friday

Sigma should announce pricing for the Sigma 70mm F 2.8 DG MACRO ART for E-Mount Friday according to Nokishita. It should be around $1,000 and it’s based on a new design for E-Mount. Number of lenses 10 groups of 13 Field of view (35 mm format) 34.3 ° Number of diaphragm blades 9 pieces (round drawing) Minimum […]

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Great Lengthy Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE Review: High Performance and A Good Value

Krolop-gerst released their Engish review, which is full of useful analysis. I’m glad to hear that they feel the lens offs good value per its price point and performance. I watched the previous German review but decided to wait for the English release to post it because auto-subs aren’t the best. I think I have pretty much […]

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Tamron 28-75mm Di III RXD FE Adorama Preview Video

Adorama just released a quick look at the new Tamron 28-75mm Di III RXD FE. I am personally considering getting this lens to replace my Zeiss 24-70mm f/4, because I would like a little more speed and possibly sharpness. Hopefully, the new Tamron lives up to the hype, but it might be few more weeks before […]

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